The exhibition “Luminous Modernism: Scandinavian Art Comes to America, 1912” opens at the Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America in New York on October 25, featuring paintings by leading Nordic artists of the late 19th and early 20th century.
These include Prince Eugen, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Vilhelm Hammershoei, Eugène Jansson, Carl Larsson, Edvard Munch, Harald Sohlberg, Anders Zorn and the Icelandic painters Ásgrímur Jónsson and Thórarinn B. Thorláksson, as stated in a press release.
The exhibition is organized by the American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) in recognition of its centennial anniversary, in collaboration with an international team of scholars headed by Dr. Patricia Berman, Professor of Art History at Wellesley College and the University of Oslo.
The exhibition includes loans from major museums and private collections in Scandinavia and the United States. It runs through February 11, 2012.
A special gala fundraising event will be held in connection with the ASF’s centennial anniversary at the Hilton Hotel in New York on October 21, which the Icelandic presidential couple Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and Dorrit Moussaieff will attend, along with members of the Nordic royal families and other Nordic dignitaries, Fréttabladid reports.
In other art news, the exhibition “Colors – Cromatic Magic” by Hulda Hlín Magnúsdóttir is currently running at the Mosfellsbaer Art Gallery (from October 7 to November 4), and “Paintings and Statues” by Inga Thórey Jóhannsdóttir opened at the ASÍ Art Museum in Reykjavík on Friday. It will run through November 6.